Ethnic food before a workout

  • wesv

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    Mar 10, 2015 6:09 PM GMT
    What types of ethnic food might be bad on the stomach before a workout? I might head out to an Indian buffet before the gym, but I'm a bit worried.
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    Mar 10, 2015 6:57 PM GMT
    Would you have similar thoughts about eating non-ethnic Lasagne before going to the gym?
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    Mar 10, 2015 8:07 PM GMT
    Chinese food. All that msg is a no no.
  • toastvenom

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    Mar 10, 2015 8:26 PM GMT
    lol, farting to the oldies!
  • secondstartot...

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    Mar 10, 2015 8:48 PM GMT
    what is ethnic food ? all food is ethnic to somewhere ....you know the old joke...what do they call Brazil Nuts in Brazil ?....nuts
    given th OPs example...I am sure that Indian bodybuilders eat Indian food
  • jjguy05

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    Mar 11, 2015 5:49 AM GMT
    wesv saidWhat types of ethnic food might be bad on the stomach before a workout? I might head out to an Indian buffet before the gym, but I'm a bit worried.


    Define "ethnic food".

    American food is "ethnic" to people in India.
  • wesv

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    Mar 11, 2015 5:27 PM GMT
    jjguy05 said
    wesv saidWhat types of ethnic food might be bad on the stomach before a workout? I might head out to an Indian buffet before the gym, but I'm a bit worried.


    Define "ethnic food".

    American food is "ethnic" to people in India.


    Yeah I should've defined it. I meant food in general. It could even be "American" food.
  • SkyMiles

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    Mar 11, 2015 5:55 PM GMT
    I think it's ok to have Indian food before yoga,

    Turkish food before Turkish get-ups,

    Bulgarian food before Bulgarian squats,

    and so on...icon_razz.gif

    It only makes sense.
  • Svnw688

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    Mar 11, 2015 6:46 PM GMT
    According to my personal experience, and the entire athletic department of the University of Notre Dame, you shouldn't eat right before a workout. You eat AFTER working out.

    If you're ACTUALLY working out, and pushing yourself, you will throw up. If you're working out, your body shuts of digestion as unnecessary. With continued pushing, your body thinks it's more important to perform (i.e., run away from the tiger chasing you, or to save your family) than it is to digest one meal and it naturally purges it.

    This is also why if you push yourself too hard in a marathon you'll get diarrhea and shit yourself. Your body is tuned to survival, and it doesn't know the difference between our voluntary modern day workouts and life-and-death real-world scenarios our ancestors faced.

    I puked once before a ballet class, and puked (yes I made it to the restroom, my mouth waters a lot before). It'll never eat before pushing myself again. And the idea of crew practice (or even using the erg) with a full stomach is nauseating as I type this. I suppose if you have a few hours to digest, go for it.

    Don't do it, eat after!
  • conservativej...

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    Mar 11, 2015 9:58 PM GMT
    wesv saidWhat types of ethnic food might be bad on the stomach before a workout? I might head out to an Indian buffet before the gym, but I'm a bit worried.


    Go for the Indian food -- light on the curry -- and relax. :-)
  • jjguy05

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    Mar 12, 2015 2:50 AM GMT
    wesv said
    jjguy05 said
    wesv saidWhat types of ethnic food might be bad on the stomach before a workout? I might head out to an Indian buffet before the gym, but I'm a bit worried.


    Define "ethnic food".

    American food is "ethnic" to people in India.


    Yeah I should've defined it. I meant food in general. It could even be "American" food.


    No need to put it in quotes. There is such a thing as American food, culture, and customs (national as well as regional). We're not culturally neutral. That's extremely patronizing to the rest of the world.
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    Mar 12, 2015 4:54 AM GMT
    Svnw688 saidDon't do it, eat after!

    Yeah, a big, thick, meaty burrito.
  • SomeSiciliano...

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    Mar 12, 2015 7:30 PM GMT
    Chipotle + lifting & cardio. What could possibly go wrong?icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 12, 2015 7:52 PM GMT
    What difference does it make what type of cuisine you eat? I'd be move concerned with how close to your workout you eat. However if it's vegetarian I've noticed I don't need as long for it to process before a workout.
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    Mar 12, 2015 7:57 PM GMT
    I prefer ethnic guys before a workout. And after. And during.
  • wesv

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    Mar 15, 2015 5:20 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI prefer ethnic guys before a workout. And after. And during.


    Lost in translation?
    Ce n'est pas ma question.
  • wesv

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    Mar 16, 2015 7:01 AM GMT
    Ok so after I had Indian food, it didn't go so well at the gym. I wasn't feeling it.